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James Bond 24 May Not Arrive in 2014, But Within Next Three Years

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March 20, 2013
Source: Reuters

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Remember back in April of 2012, when Skyfall was still months away, and Columbia Pictures said they were already planning to have James Bond 24 in theaters by 2014? Well, that idea seems to have gone out the window. Just recently we heard that Skyfall director Sam Mendes would not return to the director's chair for the next James Bond adventure, but writer John Logan would be behind the script, but apparently it might take a little longer to get off the ground than originally anticipated. The good news is MGM Chairman and CEO Gary Barber said, "We look forward to announcing a director soon." So what's the bad news?

Reuters (via The Playlist) reported Barber's comments at an investor's meeting where he said:

"We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next 3 years it will be released."

Now, this isn't necessarily a guarantee that the film won't get released in 2014, but if they're just now getting ready to develop a script, it seems very unlikely that we'll get a tentpole action film finished in under two years. What this might mean is that we could get a summer 2015 release for James Bond, and that's just fine with me. While it's disappointing that we might have to wait longer for the next James Bond mission, following the success of Skyfall (my favorite movie of 2012), I'm fine with giving the filmmakers enough time to get it right rather than rushing production and making a mess of a film. How about you?

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

Craig is not becoming younger and I expect 2 more bond's from him...

Nuno Lopes on Mar 20, 2013

2

Yeah, his age was really starting to show in Skyfall. Only a matter of time before a new Bond in announced.

Akwasi Asabere on Mar 20, 2013

3

I was hoping the Bond films could get on a every two years schedule, like the Fast & Furious movies. Oh well, as long as it's worth the wait.

Nielsen700 on Mar 20, 2013

4

It's risky business for quality control, but so far F&F have done pretty well since Tokyo Drift. New one looks just fine.

OfficialJab on Mar 20, 2013

5

Are they.... are they waiting for Interstellar to be completed?

OfficialJab on Mar 20, 2013

6

Does it take that long to lock down all the "brand integration"?

$126191 on Mar 20, 2013

7

I still would rather see the next James Bond film in 2014. Let's not get lazy now. Okay, so it's a blow that don't have a director right now. Pick up your boots and start walking again. Get on with it. It is still possible to have a director by September 2013 and get the locations and casting together before the end of 2013. They have done it before.

Secret_007_ on Mar 20, 2013

8

Chris Nolan is probably directing. He's going to be busy with Interstellar until it's November 2014 release, and then he'll work on Bond 24 right after. That's my guess, at least. Why else would they push it back to late 2015/summer 2016?

Saqib on Mar 20, 2013

9

Honestly if they take their time to make a better film who cares? It's better than releasing a crappy one every year, no?

Davide Coppola on Mar 21, 2013

10

Like it or not folks James Bond is going to get old, he already is, 50 years lets get real people. Daniel Craig can sure handle the role if he so chooses. Craig makes a very believable Bond bringing new depth to the character, a little age on him dosen't bother me a bit. Would rather see them take longer to make the next movie so that it will stand on it's own as "Skyfall" has. With a bit of imagination "Skyfall" has left them with a few directions to go in, or... they can create a new story altogether. I hope they keep the new characters with the actors portraying them. If Daniel Craig is willing, I too would like to see a few more Bonds from him.

Kathleen Roberts Heppner on Mar 26, 2013

11

Skyfall is the perfect James Bond movie. I don't see the next one being as good.

bdkennedy11 on Jun 18, 2013

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